Are you one of everyone who has a busy schedule? Works full time, has children who are going to be picked up, or just generally experiences everyday cooking as quite stressful? Then you should get here some simple methods that can make it a little smoother for you. In this post, we share 10 tips to make cooking easier for you – both to save time, and to streamline the process.
10 tips to simplify cooking and save you time, money, and energy.
1. Make a weekly menu
With a weekly menu, you don’t have to think about what dinner it will be every day. It reduces stress and facilitates both cooking and food purchases.
2. Write a shopping list
A shopping list reduces the risk of forgetting something or shopping for “wrong” food that may not be eaten.
Start from your weekly menu, and write the shopping list based on where the products are in the store. It makes things go faster and you don’t have to run back and forth for things.
3. Eat leftovers once a week
Bring out your leftovers once a week. This way you reduce your food waste and do not have to cook every day.
4. Collect your dinner recipes
Have the recipes easily accessible and in the same place, then you will not have to look and save time.
5. Prepare snacks for the children
If there are children in the family, it may be good to have ready-made snacks in the fridge that they can take themselves when hungry. Buy small lunch boxes or zip-lock bags, perfect for fruits, berries, and vegetables.
6. Divide the cooking into the family
Let everyone, even the children, join in and cook. This means that children learn and help adults. When the children are old enough, they can cook for the whole family on their own.
7. Bulk and wholesale
Buy bulk and wholesale. Then you already have everything you need for dinner at home and no need to shop every day. It saves both time and money.
8. Set up this week’s menu in the kitchen
This way, everyone knows what you’ll have for dinner and you avoid questions and disputes about what you are going to eat.
9. Cook large portions
By you don’t have to cook every day, but still get a useful and good dinner. Get up and thaw in the morning.
Dishes that are perfect for mainstays include:
- Meatballs/pork steaks